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The closure of nightclubs and other music venues in response to the coronavirus pandemic has led to the return of a controversial cultural phenomenon that first appeared in Britain during the late 1980s. Up and down the country, illegal raves have been talking place in disused airfields, forests and abandoned...
After multiple resignations caused the Labour Group to lose their majority last week, the Green Group has now officially taken over administration of Brighton & Hove City Council. This decision was made at a Full Council meeting last week after the Green Group became the council’s largest party, with Labour becoming...
Three Labour Group members have resigned and/or been suspended from the national Party within one week, meaning Brighton & Hove City Council's largest elected group is now the Greens. The first resignation came from Councillor Anne Pissaridou, the former Chair of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Environment, Transport & Sustainability...
Boris Johnson has announced from 24th July, face coverings will be compulsory in shops. If you are caught without a mask from that day forward, expect to be fined £100.00. By Nicholas Bishop The issue of whether to wear a mask or not has been quite controversial in the UK....
Non-profit organisation The Good Law Project (GLP) has issued high court proceedings against the Government, alleging breaches of procurement law and apparent bias in the granting of a coronavirus-related contract to long-standing associates of Michael Gove MP and top Conservative advisor Dominic Cummings. The case relates to an £840,000 contract...
2020 has been a tumultuous year to say the least. A deadly pandemic has swept the globe, shining a light on those governments that were equipped to deal with a crisis, and exposing those that were not. Furthermore, following yet another series of extrajudicial murders in the US, people have...
The Government has unveiled a £1.57bn support package to help protect the futures of Britain's "world-class cultural, arts and heritage institutions." Thousands of organisations across a range of sectors including theatres, historic sites, museums, galleries, live music venues and independent cinemas will be able to access emergency grants and loans. The...
The British Government should look to kickstart the economy by investing heavily in green projects, the International Monetary Fund's chief economist has said.  Warning that the UK is not guaranteed the V-shaped recovery that many policymakers are hoping for, Gita Gopinath, the IMF’s economic counsellor, told MPs on the Treasury...
Leicester is set to become the first city in the UK to be placed in "local lockdown" in an attempt to combat a surge in coronavirus cases.   Non-essential shops that reopened on June 15th will be asked to close from June 30th and schools will close for all but the...
Travel companies have said they are struggling to cope with booking demand after the Government announced that quarantine restrictions will be dropped for travellers returning from COVID-19 low-risk countries. The two-week quarantine will be replaced with a traffic-light system, with countries grouped together according to their coronavirus infection rates.  People arriving...